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Miami Dolphins’ Leonte Carroo recalls impact of Hurricane Sandy

Leonte Carroo has been through at least one Superstorm in his young life. (Getty Images)

DAVIE — Miami Dolphins wide receiver Leonte Carroo was directly affected by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, a storm that did severe damage to New York and New Jersey, where he lived.

Carroo was a wide receiver at Rutgers in New Jersey.

“It was a pretty horrific hurricane,” Carroo recalled. “A lot of wind. A lot of rain. It really affected New Jersey. It was the first time New Jersey experienced anything like that. It was a pretty sad event.”

Carroo said his parents’ home sustained damage. A neighbor had a tree fall on their home. Nobody in his neighborhood had power for a week. The Rutgers dorms didn’t have power for a week. The Rutgers buildings didn’t have power.

The players missed four days of practice, and had to find a creative way to work out.

Carroo recalled the players lifted weights in a room with no power, lit by lamps running off generators.

Hurricane Sandy was the deadliest and most destructive storm of 2012.

New York and the surrounding metropolitan area sustained significant flooding.

Carroo recalled that the Rutgers players, despite many having damage to their own homes, visited displaced residents in shelters.

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Source:: Palm Beach Post